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Lexicon :: Strong's H5090 - nāhaḡ

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A primitive root
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TWOT Reference: 1309,1310

Strong’s Definitions

נָהַג nâhag, naw-hag'; a primitive root; to drive forth (a person, an animal or chariot), i.e. lead, carry away; reflexively, to proceed (i.e. impel or guide oneself); also (from the panting induced by effort), to sigh:—acquaint, bring (away), carry away, drive (away), lead (away, forth), (be) guide, lead (away, forth).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x

The KJV translates Strong's H5090 in the following manner: lead (10x), (carry, lead)...away (7x), drive (6x), forth (2x), guide (2x), brought (2x), acquainting (1x), brought in (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 31x
The KJV translates Strong's H5090 in the following manner: lead (10x), (carry, lead)...away (7x), drive (6x), forth (2x), guide (2x), brought (2x), acquainting (1x), brought in (1x).
  1. to drive, lead, guide, conduct

    1. (Qal)

      1. to drive, lead on, drive away, drive off

      2. to behave itself (fig.) (of heart)

    2. (Piel)

      1. to drive away, lead off

      2. to lead on, guide, guide on

      3. to cause to drive

  2. (Piel) to moan, lament

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
נָהַג nâhag, naw-hag'; a primitive root; to drive forth (a person, an animal or chariot), i.e. lead, carry away; reflexively, to proceed (i.e. impel or guide oneself); also (from the panting induced by effort), to sigh:—acquaint, bring (away), carry away, drive (away), lead (away, forth), (be) guide, lead (away, forth).
STRONGS H5090: Abbreviations
† I. נָהַג verb drive, conduct (Late Hebrew conduct oneself, behave, be accustomed; Arabic bdb062401 go along the road, keep to the road; Aramaic נְהַג lead); —
Qal Perfect נ׳ Lamentations 3:2; נָֽהֲגוּ" 1 Samuel 30:20; Imperfect יִנְהַג Isaiah 20:4, etc.; Imperative נְהַג 2 Kings 4:24; Participle active נֹהֵג Isaiah 11:6 + 2 times, etc.; passive נְהוּגִים Isaiah 60:11; —
1. drive, flocks Exodus 3:1; compare (in predict.) Isaiah 11:6 (followed by בְּ); figurative, object Joseph, Psalm 80:2 (simile of flock); hence, object human being, lead on, Songs 8:2 (|| הֵבִיא אֶלֿ)); also figurative, subject י׳, Lamentations 3:2 (|| הוֺלִיךְ); passive participle of kings led in procession Isaiah 60:11 compare Di (rather than as captives, Che, as earlier usage; || הֵבִיא); drive away, off, (object מִקְנֶה) Genesis 31:18 (of Jacob, going by stealth); usually as booty (object flocks and herds) 1 Samuel 23:5, חמור יתומים ינהגו Job 24:3 (unjustly); compare 1 Samuel 30:2 (twice in verse) (read וַיִּנְהֲגוּ We Dr Kit Bu, compare Th, not HPS which see), 1 Samuel 30:22 (no object expressed but really captives || הָלַךְ), Isaiah 20:4; drive an ass for riding 2 Kings 4:24 (|| הָלַךְ); a cart (עֲגָלָה) 2 Samuel 6:3 = 1 Chronicles 13:7 (where בָּע׳); absolute of driving chariot 2 Kings 9:20; lead out an army to battle (late) 1 Chronicles 20:12; 1 Chronicles 25:11.
2. figurative וְלִבִּי נֹהֵג בַּחָכְמָה Ecclesiastes 2:3 my heart behaving itself in wisdom (compare Late Hebrew above).
Pi. Perfect נִהַג Exodus 10:3; נִהַ֫גְתָּ Isaiah 63:14; Imperfect יְנַהֵג Deuteronomy 4:27, etc.; —
1. drive away, lead off, followed by accusative, daughters of Laban Genesis 31:26 (|| גָּנַב); of י׳, leading off people into exile, followed by שָׁ֫מָּה Deuteronomy 4:27 (|| הֵפִיץ), Deuteronomy 28:37 (|| הוֺלִיךְ).
2. lead on, guide, followed by accusative, subject י׳ Psalm 78:52 (כַּעֵ֫דֶר || הִסִּיעַ כַּצּאֹן); Isaiah 49:10 (|| נִהֵל, compare Psalm 23:2); Isaiah 63:14; Isaiah 48:15; guide on, a wind, Exodus 10:13 (followed by בָּאָרֶץ), Psalm 78:26; (|| הִסִּיעַ).
3. cause to drive (compare Qal, 2 Kings 9:20) Exodus 14:25 (J E; subject י׳, see Di).

† II. [נָהַג] verb Pi. moan, lament (Arabic bdb062402 be out of breath, pant, breathe heavily; Aramaic bdb062403 sigh, groan); —
Pi. Participle feminine plural מְנַהֲגוֺה Nahum 2:8 (כְּקוֺל יוֺנִים).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


31:18; 31:26


3:1; 10:3; 10:13; 14:25


4:27; 4:27; 28:37

1 Samuel

23:5; 30:2; 30:20; 30:22

2 Samuel


2 Kings

4:24; 4:24; 9:20; 9:20

1 Chronicles

13:7; 25:11




23:2; 78:26; 78:52; 80:2



Song of Songs



11:6; 11:6; 20:4; 20:4; 48:15; 49:10; 60:11; 60:11; 63:14; 63:14


3:2; 3:2



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5090 matches the Hebrew נָהַג (nāhaḡ),
which occurs 31 times in 31 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:18 - and he drove H5090 away H5090 all his livestock and all his property which he had acquired, the livestock he possessed which he had acquired in Paddan-aram, to go to the land of Canaan to his father Isaac.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 31:26 - Then Laban said to Jacob, “What have you done [fn]by deceiving me and carrying H5090 away H5090 my daughters like captives of the sword?
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 3:1 - Now Moses was pasturing the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; and he led H5090 the flock to the [fn]west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 10:13 - So Moses reached out with his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD directed H5090 an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind [fn]brought the locusts.
Unchecked Copy BoxExo 14:25 - He [fn]caused their chariot wheels to swerve, and He made them drive H5090 with difficulty; so the Egyptians each said, “Let me flee from Israel, for the LORD is fighting for them against the Egyptians.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:27 - “The LORD will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the LORD drives H5090 you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 28:37 - “And you will become an object of horror, a song of mockery, and an object of taunting among all the peoples where the LORD drives H5090 you.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 23:5 - Then David and his men went to Keilah and fought the Philistines; and he drove H5090 away H5090 their livestock and struck them with a great slaughter. So David saved the inhabitants of Keilah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:2 - and they took captive the women and all who were in it, from the small to the great, [fn]without killing anyone, and drove H5090 them off H5090 and went their way.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:20 - So David had [fn]captured all the sheep and the cattle which the people drove H5090 ahead of [fn]the other livestock, and they said, “This is David’s plunder.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 30:22 - Then all the wicked and [fn]worthless men among those who went with David said, “Since they did not go with [fn]us, we will not give them any of the spoils that we have recovered, except to every man his wife and his children, so that they may lead H5090 them away H5090 and leave.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:3 - They had mounted the ark of God on a new cart and moved it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were leading H5090 the new cart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 4:24 - Then she saddled the donkey and said to her servant, “Drive H5090 the donkey and go on; do not slow down [fn]the pace for me unless I tell you.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:20 - And the watchman [fn]reported, “He came up to them, but he did not return; and the [fn]driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi, for he drives H5090 furiously.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:7 - And they [fn]carried the ark of God on a new cart from the house of Abinadab, and Uzza and Ahio drove H5090 the cart.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 20:1 - Then it happened [fn]in the spring, at the time when kings go out to battle, that Joab led H5090 out H5090 the army and ravaged the land of the sons of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David stayed in Jerusalem. And Joab struck Rabbah and overthrew it.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:11 - Now Amaziah gathered his courage and led H5090 his people out H5090, and went to the Valley of Salt, and struck and killed ten thousand of the sons of Seir.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:3 - “They drive H5090 away H5090 the donkeys of orphans;
They seize the widow’s ox as a pledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 48:14 - For [fn]such is God,
Our God forever and ever;
He will lead H5090 us [fn]until death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:26 - He made the east wind blow in the sky
And by His [fn]power He directed H5090 the south wind.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 78:52 - But He led His own people out like sheep,
And guided H5090 them in the wilderness like a flock;
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 80:1 - For the music director; set to [fn]El Shoshannim; [fn]Eduth. A Psalm of Asaph.
Listen, Shepherd of Israel,
Who leads H5090 Joseph like a flock;
You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 2:3 - I explored with my [fn]mind how to refresh my body with wine while my [fn]mind was guiding H5090 me wisely; and how to seize foolishness, until I could see what good there is for the sons of mankind [fn]to do under heaven for the few [fn]years of their lives.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:2 - “I would lead H5090 you and bring you
Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me;
I would give you spiced wine to drink from the juice of my pomegranates.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 11:6 - And the wolf will dwell with the lamb,
And the leopard will lie down with the young goat,
And the calf and the young lion [fn]and the fattened steer will be together;
And a little boy will lead H5090 them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 20:4 - so the king of Assyria will lead H5090 away H5090 the captives of Egypt and the exiles of Cush, young and old, naked and barefoot with buttocks uncovered, to the [fn]shame of Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 49:10 - “They will not hunger or thirst,
Nor will the scorching heat or sun strike them down;
For He who has compassion on them will lead H5090 them,
And He will guide them to springs of water.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 60:11 - “Your gates will be open continually;
They will not be closed day or night,
So that people may bring you the wealth of the nations,
With their kings led H5090 in H5090 procession H5090.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:14 - Like the cattle which go down into the valley,
The Spirit of the LORD gave [fn]them rest.
So You led H5090 Your people,
To make for Yourself a glorious name.
Unchecked Copy BoxLam 3:2 - He has driven H5090 me and made me walk
In darkness and not in light.
Unchecked Copy BoxNah 2:7 - It is set:
She is stripped, she is led away,
And her slave women are sobbing H5090 like the sound of doves,
Beating their [fn]breasts.
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